Newton

By - 6/10/12 - 10:39 pm

Newton police and firefighters teamed up tonight to arrest two men who may have been trying to climb a 1,000-foot radio tower on Chestnut Street in Newton.

Ted Pendergast reports rescue crews arrived shortly before 9:30 p.m. Firefighters got the two men to the ground around 9:40 p.m.

Boston Radio Watch reports it's the same tower from which a worker fell... Read more

By - 6/6/12 - 6:23 am

The Herald reports on the possible impending sale of the doomed mall. Poetic justice, of course, demands they turn the Cheesecake Factory into the cardiology wing.

By - 6/1/12 - 5:15 pm

If you guessed Friday afternoon rush hour, you win! Unlike the people now stuck waiting for shuttle buses to get them around the downed wire at Newton Centre, who lose.

By - 5/31/12 - 8:38 pm

Almost everything else there has closed, Bertucci's joins the club, forcing fans of pizzas with an olive in the middle to make the long, long journey over to West Roxbury.

By - 5/30/12 - 9:49 am

Around 8:20 a.m., an inbound Kat Powers reported:

On a D Line train in Newton delayed by a turtle on the track. Driver has announced she can't move the train because the turtle will die. Waiting for an official to move the turtle.

A few minutes later, she reported two MBTA officials arrived to try to move the recalcitrant reptile.

Action-news reporter Steve Annear... Read more

By - 5/7/12 - 11:38 am

The Supreme Judicial Court ruled today the city of Newton will have to show a lower court why it shouldn't be made to pay a softball player for serious injuries caused by a tree falling on him while he was waiting his turn at bat.

Edward Marcus sued Newton for negligence for the two broken vertebrae and two broken shoulder blades he suffered in July... Read more

By - 4/28/12 - 1:38 pm

Newton Patch reports the driver of an ice-cream truck was cited by police for parking too close to a playground at Albemarle Field - after he'd been warned several times to back his truck the hell up.

By - 4/16/12 - 5:01 pm

Women runners

Paul Keleher watched the Marathon near the Newton/Wellesley line. He captured both the women's leaders (winner Sharon Cherop was fifth at that point) and the men (winner Wesley Korir was fourth):

Men runners... Read more

By - 4/13/12 - 2:38 pm

“Farmers To You” a partnership between Boston area families and Vermont farmers, is pleased to announce the addition of Newton Center to their serviced communities. The Newton Center Montessori School (on Crescent Ave off Center St.) is the local pick-up site on Wednesdays between 2:00 and 3:30.

A "CSA with choice", Farmers To You delivers the best of Vermont farms direct to Boston neighborhoods... Read more

By - 4/13/12 - 2:36 pm

“Farmers To You” a partnership between Boston area families and Vermont farmers, is pleased to announce the addition of Newton Center to their serviced communities. The Newton Center Montessori School (on Crescent Ave off Center St.) is the local pick-up site on Wednesdays between 2:00 and 3:30.

A "CSA with choice", Farmers To You delivers the best of Vermont farms direct to Boston neighborhoods... Read more

By - 3/27/12 - 8:04 am

Demonstrators who said they were Brandeis students and who wore T-shirts with "Apartheid" in Hebrew on them briefly disrupted a forum last night at Temple Emanuel in Newton by five members of the Israeli Knesset on the topic of "Israel and American Jews."... Read more

By - 3/27/12 - 7:26 am

Wellesley Police report a Watertown man was finally stopped in Brookline after a chase that started on Rte. 9 in Natick early this morning.

Police say that when a Natick officer tried to pull Ender Durgut, 39, over for alleged motor-vehicle infractions around 2:30 a.m. today on Rte. 9 eastbound, Durgut floored it. The officer chased Durgut into Wellesley, where that town's police joined... Read more

By - 3/19/12 - 3:31 pm

A vigilant resident will immediately dial 911.

No doubt this guy is at the top of Newton's Most Wanted List:

By - 3/2/12 - 6:54 pm

Citizen Bank surveillance photo of Garcia at 12:18 a.m. the day he disappeared.

State Police say four days' of dives into the Chestnut Hill Reservoir produced no traces of Franco Garcia, a Boston College student last spotted shortly after leaving Mary Ann's in Cleveland Circle early on Feb. 22:

We searched the reservoir with divers and sonar for four full days with negative results. Likewise, all ground and air searches earlier this week have not located any evidence.

... Read more
By - 2/26/12 - 10:50 am

Village 14 reports on a possible arson fire at Angino Farm overnight.

By - 2/25/12 - 10:38 am

Wicked Local Newton reports the Newton PD is hunting for whoever stole two automatic toilet-flush sensors from the men's room at the Chestnut Hill Star Market. Apparently, the thief didn't leave a paper trail.

By - 2/24/12 - 10:27 pm

Missing BC student.

Franco Garcia was last seen Tuesday night at Mary Ann's in Cleveland Circle. He made a phone call around 1:15 a.m., possibly on his way back to the BC campus, but he hasn't been heard from since - and his car is still parked at the school.

If you've seen him since then, or know anything at all about what's happened to him, contact Newton... Read more

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